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Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/080
Primary Creator: Forte, Allen
Extent: 25.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Files are presented in the order in which they were found. Where a particularly large file needed to be housed in separate folders, they are numbered (e.g., "folder 1 of 2; 2 of 2"). It is common to find sub-folders "nested" in other folders, or multiple folders in a file. That system of organization has been maintained.
Date Acquired: 06/11/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: musical analysis, music theory, Schenkerian analysis
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte. An additional donation in the summer of 2015 added two boxes of sound and video recordings from Madeleine Forte, as well as Allen Forte's doctoral cap, gown, and hood for the honorary doctorate he received from Eastman School of Music in 1978.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library

4 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on June 26, 2015.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on March 8, 2016.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on June 8, 2016.

2 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 3, 2017.

10 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 10, 2017.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on February 1, 2017.

3 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on February 28, 2017.

Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Allen and Madeleine Forte
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials: See also: The Allen Forte Papers at Yale University.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

Box 2Add to your cart.
Barcode 707152.
Folder 1: Music Analysis - Snarrenberg, 1987; 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Includes a photocopy of a song for "J. Garland Birthday Party" (1987)
Folder 2: NEMCT, 2000Add to your cart.
New England Conference of Music Theorists, and coverage in Music Theory Online 6.3.
Folder 3: Modling, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Liszt, circa 1984-1987Add to your cart.
Research and analyses used in "Liszt's Experimental Idiom and Music of the Early Twentieth Century," 19th-Century Music Vol. 10, No. 3, Spring 1987. Contains material on Fetis which may have been moved from another file folder which was found empty.
Folder 5: Sacher StiftungAdd to your cart.
Related to Forte's article "A Major Webern Revision and Its Implications for Analysis," researched in part at Paul Sacher Stiftung.
Folder 6: Theory: General for Music 162.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Group theoryAdd to your cart.
Linear algebra and group theory applied to twelve-tone analysis.
Folder 8: Intervallic harmony, 2003 AprilAdd to your cart.
Print of Forte's paper  "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony: The Summation Vectors," from Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Music Theory, Tallinn, Estonia
Folder 9: Summation vectors: "Supplementary program(s) output(s) to be examined for patterns"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Webern: Op. 21, No. 2, Variation 2 - analysisAdd to your cart.
"Construction of set in which trichords differ but content of hexachords same."
Folder 11: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - 2 copiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Intervallic harmony lectureAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Summation vectors, 2003Add to your cart.
Correspondence, multiple copies of multi-page set of examples
Folder 14: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - 5 copiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - final manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - manuscript and examplesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - correspondence, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony" - corrected version, 2003 December 30Add to your cart.
Folder 19: StravinskyAdd to your cart.
Copies and published editions of Fireworks, Op. 4; Four Etudes, Op. 7; Symphonie de Psaumes (full score); In Memoriam Dylan Thomas; Symphony de Psaumes (piano-vocal reduction); Sacre du Printemps.
Folder 20: Time, Inc., 1998-2004Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding use of the photography of Sharland Forte.
Folder 21: See oversized items in Box 16.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Cole Porter listsAdd to your cart.
Bibliography and works list
Folder 23: Cole PorterAdd to your cart.
List of documents to examine in Cole Porter Collection at Beinecke Library (Yale).
Folder 24: "Messiaen's Mysterious Birds"Add to your cart.
Typed manuscript, minus conclusion.
Folder 25: Schoenberg  and the Schenkerians, 2005-2007Add to your cart.
Later titled "Schenkerians and Schoenbergians in America," presented at Vienna Symposium (2005), Mannes (2006_). File also contains 2007 Mannes presentation "Schoenberg and His Legacy."
Folder 26: Offprint: "The Real 'Stella' and the 'Real' 'Stella'", 1997Add to your cart.
"A response to "Alternate Takes," Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting, Phoenix." 4 copies.
Folder 27: Forte arrangements of standard jazz tunesAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Babbitt seminarAdd to your cart.
Contains a copy of "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony," and a proposal for a book on analyzing Ravel's music.
Folder 29: "Introduction to a Theory of Intervallic Harmony", 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 30: WebsitesAdd to your cart.
Correspondence regarding website setup, maintenance, and testing.

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